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Ecosystem of Digital Power Developers for Users of TI MCUs

September 10, 2014 by Jeff Shepard

Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) has enhanced a third-party ecosystem of digital power hardware and software tools as well as development services. This ecosystem allows digital power design engineers who use TI's broad portfolio of C2000™ microcontrollers (MCUs) to develop their systems quickly and easily. The members of the ecosystem include Altair Engineering, Inc., MathWorks and Powersim. Each company has demonstrated its digital power offerings on one or more of TI's C2000 MCU solutions, enabling applications such as inverter control, power factor correction and power conversion. This ecosystem is open to additional member companies.

Manufacturers need proven hardware and software to help them easily develop digital power systems and accelerate time to market. The ecosystem enables manufacturers developing on TI's C2000 MCUs to find the best digital power offering to meet their unique needs, get the most out of their TI MCU solutions and create differentiated products. Members of TI's digital power ecosystem offer services to meet the growing needs of the digital power market, including faster time to market, increased efficiency and more reliable control.

"Our VisSim graphical language for simulation and model-based embedded development is powerful, easy to use, and reliable," said Pete Darnell, Sr. VP of Model-Based Embedded Tools, Altair. "VisSim is an essential tool for C2000 MCU developers who are looking to accelerate development of their digital power and motor control applications."

"Our MATLAB and Simulink product families provide optimized code generation, continuous verification, real-time simulation and automated testing tools," said Tom Erkkinen, Embedded Applications Manager, MathWorks. "Our tools combined with the performance of TI's C2000 MCUs help our customers use Model-Based Design to bring their innovative digital power systems quickly to market."

"Our PSIM product offers a dedicated solution for digital power supplies and motor drives," said Hua Jin, President, Powersim Inc. "With the intuitive user interface, built-in function blocks specific for TI's C2000 MCUs and numerous examples based on TI development kits, PSIM provides a very easy-to-use and powerful model-based embedded software development environment for rapid control prototyping. It has been trusted by customers around the world to quickly create reliable simulation models."